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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences must meet the following requirements for admission:

Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)

Please send official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. The minimum grade point average (GPA) required for admission is 3.0 in both the baccalaureate degree and in the major courses.

Applicants should have completed : one year of biology; one year of college math (may include one semester of statistics); one year of organic chemistry or one semester of organic chemistry and one semester of biochemistry (unless taken within the last 3 years); one semester of introductory physics. 

Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS. The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based. The required minimum IELTS score: 6.5.
Two letters of recommendation are required, preferably from former science professors.

A Personal Statement that addresses the reason you are interested in pursuing graduate work in this area of study must be submitted.
A candidate whose credentials satisfy all of the above requirements, as well as university admissions requirements, may be accepted as a fully matriculated student.

Admission to the Biomedical Sciences Program is highly competitive. A student may be accepted on a limited matriculant basis if his or her credentials are deficient in not more than two areas. Limited matriculants may apply for full matriculation status after removal of all deficiencies. Deficiencies must be removed during the first year of graduate study. Courses taken to remove academic deficiencies must be passed with a grade of C or better and will not be credited toward degree requirements. Courses may also be taken on a nonmatriculant basis. A non-matriculant may apply for matriculant status after completing at least 9, but no more than 12, graduate biomedical science credits provided his/her cumulative grade point average is 3.0 or better. At least half of these credits must be from among the core courses. The student must also have removed any technical and/or academic deficiencies. Undergraduate coursework taken to fulfill a deficiency after the student has completed the bachelor’s degree must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Send application materials to:

Graduate Admissions
LIU Post
Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 805
Randolph, MA 02368-0805

International Documents should be mailed directly to the International Admissions Office, not the processing center in Massachusetts. If you are sending international documents, please mail to:

International Admissions Office
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300

Transfer Credits

Courses taken at another university after admission to a master’s program at LIU Post may not be used for transfer credit unless prior written permission is obtained from the major department. Previous graduate credits earned at other institutions may be credited to a student’s graduate degree. A request to transfer credits must be made to and approved by the Chairperson of the Biomedical Sciences program with the submission of official transcripts of all previous graduate work. Transfer credit is normally limited to six semester credit hours with an earned grade of (B) or better. Transfer credits are not recorded on a student’s transcript unless he or she completes 15 semester credit hours in residence and is fully matriculated.